Once I worked for the flag carrier. I think I both loved and hated having to wear a uniform. That’s going to be the first and last time, though. 😉
Dress Code & Other Strict Rules:
1. Hair should look neat, preferably tied.
2. Black pumps should have at least 2-inch heels.
3. Nails should be clean.
4. Face must not be pale, lipstick and blush on required. Distracting make up like red lipstick not allowed.
6. Blazer must be worn most of the time.
7. Dark gray/black stockings required (opaque stockings not allowed).
8. Retain your size. Unless you can find someone you can switch tops/skirts/blazers/belts with, the new uniform is issued in the same size.
9. Maintain good body posture.
10. One sound per step only (the sound of high heels on the floor).
11. Bangles not allowed. We can only wear a total of 5 pieces of jewelry: 2 for earrings + 1 for necklace + 1 for watch + 1 for bracelet.
Now, I initially passed as a flight attendant but requested to do ticketing, instead. These are the requirements for those interested to be “PAL uniformed”:
1. 20-20 vision
2. clear dental record (if impacted, you need to correct it)
3. no pimples
4. no distracting scars or birthmarks on the face (cross-eyed, warts, big moles), arms, and legs
5. not older than 27 years old
6. stands at least 5’3″ (in 2005)
7. no speech defect
8. must be a good swimmer
9. should pass the “auditions” (where you do the catwalk under the scrutiny of senior flight attendants and take a panel interview)
10. pass training